Published Date:  

2007-03-06 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would require DHS to share immigration information with the Justice Department (DOJ); would require DHS and DOJ to submit a joint report to Congress on improving the performance of Federal immigration databases to ensure the prompt entry of immigration information; would require the head of each state and local law enforcement agency to collect and report to DHS all immigration and DWI-related information collected in the course of normal duties and would condition receipt of State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (a program that provides assistance to states for the incarceration of illegal aliens who commit crimes) funding upon compliance with this reporting requirement; would require immigration and DWI-related information to appear as a flag on the wants/warrants page of the National Crime Information Center database; would require DHS to reimburse the costs of training state and local law enforcement employees on Federal immigration laws; would authorize the apprehension and detention of an alien for DWI or a similar violation, provided the alien is deportable on any other grounds or is an illegal alien; would require each state motor vehicle administrator to share with DHS all information concerning aliens with records of DWI convictions or refusals to take sobriety tests; and would require DHS to submit to Congress a formula for the allocation of Federal detention facilities for aliens.

To improve sharing of immigration information among Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials, to improve State and local enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1355

Chamber:  

House

Grade Categories:  

Reduce Illegal Jobs & Presence